Original Mazda MX-5 Miata Wheels Revitalized as 15-Inch Special Editions

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The initial Mazda MX-5 Miata’s original “Daisy” wheels featured seven metal “petals” extending from the hub. Originally available in just one dimension – 14 inches by 5.5 inches – these first wheels were an ideal match for the original 1.6-liter, 116-horsepower Miata.

As time passed, the Miata underwent growth, and the 2024 model now boasts a 181-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. For a blend of classic and contemporary styles, you have the option to equip the 2024 iteration with new wheels capable of supporting this power bump. RML is introducing a novel retro-themed wheel sized at a substantial 15 inches by 8 inches, resembling the original set, yet more durable and lighter.

silver wheels with the initials RML in the center
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RML (standing for Retro-Modern Line) claims these wheels are optimized for maximum brake clearance, enabling the accommodation of larger tires and brake enhancements. The manufacturer applies a manufacturing method known as flow forming, or rotary forging, which exerts pressure within the wheel barrel while rotating and post-casting. This process ultimately elongates and compresses the aluminum, thereby enhancing tensile strength, warranting the $269 per-wheel cost.

If you desire, you can procure a set of inferior unique Daisies on eBay; I stumbled upon a set of four for $250 or individual wheels for approximately $80 each. Alternatively, you could opt for upscale alternatives, such as refurbished wheels selling for $350 each. However, these RMLs are completely new and truly impressive. Here’s the intriguing part: original Miata owners can utilize their existing center caps, as they are compatible with the larger wheels as well.

The company is presently accepting pre-orders, with the Daisy wheels set to be available this spring. A limited production run of only 600 units is planned, so if the wheels catch your eye, you may want to consider joining the waiting list now.

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